Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) With the Ottawa Senators struggling, it was only a matter of time before changes were made. Those changes involved sending Mark Borowiecki and Derek Grant back here to the B-Sens, while recalling Mike Hoffman to the big club Monday.
Borowiecki and Grant were back on the ice at the Arena Tuesday, a little smaller stage from the Canadian Tire Center.
Both were obviously disappointed to be sent back from the NHL, but they say they understand it was a business decision.
"In the past when I got sent down, the past couple of years, I knew I needed it," said Borowiecki after practice. "I knew I wanted to go back and get my confidence back here, but this year I really had the itch and I really felt like I wanted to stay and I wanted to play and I feel like I'm kind of solidifying myself as an NHL player. Hopefully they can kind of see that too."
As for Grant, he recorded just two assists and no goals in 20 games with Ottawa so far this season. Grant said he believes he needs to produce more offensively to stay at the NHL level.
"Change is needed I think so, obviously you're never happy to come back, but I'm here now and I'm going to help this team win," said Grant.
The B-Sens currently winning a lot more than Ottawa, as Binghamton is tied for first place in the division with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.